He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
We used to reward the horses when the would go after loose dogs. They can differentiate quite well between a farm dog and an interloper. Eventually the whole herd caught on and any "poor soul" who attempted to mess with them risked being stomped to death.My friend almost lost a foal to a Pit. >:(
This is a good post to start the morning on !
it is indeed time for JUSTICE MULE! How would mules do with sheep and cattle and horses? Do they boss them too much to be in with them? Because i'm thinking they could protect a herd from these mutants.Or teach your horses to gang up on them...I didn't know you could do that!Best wishes to April29! And thank you for all the help and advice I know you've given others.
Yes, I need to thank April 29 also, for being a constant support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Thank you April 29.My introduction to pit bulls was many decades ago when a few of them attacked a clients mare and foal.(not on my property) The foal was sired by my stallion. The foal was killed, the mare so badly damaged she was eventually put down.I was horrified to find out yesterday that at the new barn my colt starter is at they have an enormous pit bull running around. Apparently it belongs to one of the workers. I will be going over to talk to the owner of the facility and see what the deal is. I am not wanting to take any of my horses over there for obvious reasons.
Awesome pics, Dawn; and thanks April 29 for everything you do.
Donkeys have been used as flock guardians with good success. Try a pair of large jacks.
Who could forget Dotty the donkey?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEexxI4HDfA
Another that shows Dotty and Stanley paling around a bit more.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85ZTozKbb7k
Off topic, but a tear jerker.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_(dog)
April 29...sent Little Man King a wonderful gift...we will always treasure it :-)
The problem of owning dogs who get too excited around livestock. I don't remember ever reading about a GSD who's killed a horse. I have heard about them killing sheep and chickens, but I think it's rare.I'm happy to say my oldest GSD's last interaction with horses was a nose touch and some licking. Very gentle and respectful. :)My younger GSD would probably end up getting chased. :(
My dog saw a horse one time only. He was on his usual overbuilt harness and retractable leash built for a dog twice his size. He was so shocked at this thing that looked like a giant dog that he low bark-growled and kind of pulled toward the horse that was 20 yards away. The horse looked up as if to say "who do you think you are?" That was the end of the drama.
I'm also reflecting on the absence of the following scenario: a horse escapes from its paddock and goes on to attack a human or other animal off property that was not causing it any trouble.
LOL, rampaging loose horses are exceedingly rare. Must be a media coverup.A horse that escapes is just thinking "grass grass grass grass, oh look grass!"
it was just horses and mules and donkeys protektin their property . jus a little fight between equines and canines , with the canines taking an ass-kickin lol
As an old lady of near-sixty with a lifelong fascination and love for horses, the video of the little horse effectively mopping the bricks with it's intended tormentor gave me a startled and profound new respect for the species--in fact, the horse offered the fool an ample opportunity to escape, displaying a generosity unknown to fighting dogs, did not attempt to run away, turned, saw the dog still lingering, and, "Oh, more of the same? Point not taken?" The prolonged persistence of the liquidation effort points to some kind of vendetta, a former dreadful experience with dogs--at the end the horse sent a parting kick, an almost insulting gesture, then stood off to observe his job-well-done....the high-pitched, youthful, nervous whinney at the close seemed to reveal the emotional ordeal the horse had just endured---have never seen anything like it, though I knew they where capable--yet horses rarely deliberately harm humans...thanks for an amazing posting!
Therapy horses 1 - dog 0
Oops...forgot the link that goes with the above comment.http://www.fdlreporter.com/article/20130611/FON0101/306110310/Dog-attacks-horses-FdL-therapy-program?nclick_check=1found athttp://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/
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